Illuminated River

A long term art commission on an unprecedented scale: a scheme to light central London's bridges along the River Thames.

Incorporating up to 15 bridges, from Albert Bridge to Tower Bridge, once complete Illuminated River will be the longest public art commission in the world at 2.5 miles in length, along 4.5 nautical miles of the River Thames - led by American light artist Leo Villareal (the artist responsible for lighting San Francisco's Bay Bridge). 

Villareal uses the latest LED technology to ‘paint with light’, taking influence from the natural and social activity of the river and producing sequenced patterns that play across the bridge structures. The integrated motion across fifteen bridges creates a unified artwork that references the river as a continuous living system. Check back for updates.